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dot com. resentment is still bubbling outside the presidential palace in cairo as a troops president morsi refuses to back down from his controversial political drive during a long awaited address to the nation. united lost rebels join president assad in dismissing washington's chemical weapons fears as needed games while u.s. and regime freed slaves poised on syria's borders. it's one step forward one step by just as the american senate's launches a cold war era lawyers who trade it approves a visa ban it said russian officials provoking a promise of a similar move from the.
international news line for moscow this is all she was mijnheer chicago hello and welcome to the program a long anticipated state address by egypt's president morsi has failed to silence the angry voices on the streets of cairo protesters claim his team of north their key demands by evolving to push along with a referendum on islam missed a lead constitution more on that from cairo based reporter true now. president mohamed morsi basically stuck by his decisions he said in his speech he said this consulate curation which was very contentious going to people described it as a power grab was essential basically in the transition period to democracy and very important protecting the constituent assembly which drafted the constitution to the we get to this point we're going to have a referendum on the constitution next week he also blames. parties for the violence that we saw on the streets in cairo on wednesday between anti and pro brotherhood supporters he said better third parties backed by foreign funding had infiltrated
the groups and caused the violence and he blamed some opposition groups he said those serving the remnants of the former regime to overthrow his legitimacy authority and basically rejected any use of violence in the form of protesting however he did call for dialogue he asked opposition forces to meet him on saturday the eight to december to talk through some of the points that they have with this constitution and he said he might as well step back to an article six of the contentious constitution duration which basically said that as the president he could do pretty much anything in the in the interest of protecting the nation thousands gathered at the presidential palace in opposition to president morsi is decision my colleague tom barton who was there on the scene and has this report some of the protesters behind me trying to move the barricades that have been put up by the army in front of the presidential palace. a very tense stand off
fairly large crowd. chanting slogans such as we watched the just fall of the regime calling all see. just how much more seems to us as. well the other side. and there was this it was a standoff between pro and anti mohammed morsi pretty. some of the country's top judges and the opposition like the people here on one side very much against. what they say doesn't provide rights for minorities and women in egypt mohamed morsi and his muslim brotherhood supporters on the other side with the opposition i think that's what she is just like the coalition of opposition forces who are running a sit in into her square the national revolution front issued a statement saying that they would not have dialogue with the president until he rescinds his decree there were also unfortunately violent clashes in other parts of
the city outside the muslim brotherhood headquarters which was reportedly torched so really at the moment here in egypt there hasn't been there is a lot of anger and it still remains very divided president morsi has said he's powers outlined in the constitutional decree will automatically end up to a referendum on the country's constitution later this month but dr as a counterterrorism adviser to the u.s. congress says morsi has a very strong position to down from his authority. but the country is clearly split but mr morsi is strong because he has many institutions under his control the parliament the presidency the upper layer of the army now he has replaced many officers in his calculations on december the fifteenth he would win because the most organized force now in egypt at least for the next few months is the muslim brotherhood and their allies the salafist they've gotten a majority in the parliament with allies of course they've got the president
elected with allies and now some of his allies have abandoned him but they don't have the strength to organize and reach out to citizens the way the muslim brotherhood have so this looks like a recipe for a long. civil uprising against the government i am not sure that this is going to go immediately into what people think could be a civil war unless acts of violence are going to continue day after day and that's what there's no morsi was concerned about now it's things they passed to europe's heart begins under the blanks seen here for its natural gas fix as russia begins a lengthy new pipeline the way to the south told the union that only. now the chemical skowron series receiving a skeptical response not only from assad's government but now the very people seeking to bring him down a senior rebel official has dismissed washington's reports that assad was on in chemical warheads saying it was all part of
a game that has all changed again that check out reports now even fabricated allegations can prove deadly. u.s. officials said intelligence agencies have detected that assad's government has been preparing its chemical weapons stockpiles for possible use the obama administration's message to syria the u.s. is ready to act if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons there will be consequences and you will be held accountable there will be consequences. there will be consequences we have sent a unmistakable message that this would cross a red line next how does america the media quickly picked up on the alarming news of the syrian government's alleged plans citing secret intelligence for fox news confirms that syrian troops now have the deadly nerve agent sarin gas weaponized and at the ready the syrian government flatly denied the possibility saying it would not use such weapons against its people. we would not commit suicide we feel
there's a conspiracy to provide a pretext for any subsequent interventions in syria by these countries they're doing creasing pressure on syria the syrian government sure knows that if they use chemical weapons it would give nato and some of their arab neighbors who are itching to intervene in syria the green light to go ahead with their plans damascus itself says it would be suicidal for them to do so but with the fear and the hype building up over the use of chemical weapons against civilians in syria it seems the u.s. might be preparing grounds to jump the gun on this one the jumping the gun scenario is not new for the us almost ten years ago the bush administration confidently presented false evidence to invade iraq america's cited bogus intelligence on saddam hussein's chemical weapons that never existed the invasion triggered a civil war that killed more than one hundred thousand innocent iraqis and years later all washington had to say about this was the president thought it was correct
congress thought it was of course i regret that it turned out a lot of it was wrong in the run up to the iraq invasion the us media was instrumental in selling the case to the public the congress never had any proof ever present ever of weapons of mass destruction all came from tony blair to the bush and congress who writes now that the us has drawn a red line on syria it has made it clear it's ready to take action but how i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of. a credible evidence that the assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people but suffice it to say we are certainly planning to. take action if that eventuality were to occur to american warships are already near the syrian coast with some ten thousand. u.s.
marines and dozens of fighter jets on board on top of that nato is sending american german and dutch batteries of patriot anti-aircraft missiles to turkey's border with syria meaning hundreds more u.s. and european troops will be deployed to the frontier nato says deploying patriot missiles along syria's borders is a defensive step to prevent syria from attacking turkey i don't think there's any requirement whatsoever for patriot batteries on the ground in turkey again the patriot missiles are designed to really protect primarily against incoming theater ballistic missiles or aircraft the syrians are not going to attack the turks the turks of the most powerful military establishment in the region the largest army in nato and intervention in syria will be as bad if not worse than what we experienced in iraq the pentagon said they would need seventy five thousand troops to secure syria's weapons of mass destruction the question on everyone's mind is are they seriously considering that kind of a mess of intervention because that could mean another you rock coming soon and
invasion that could be followed by years of bloody civil war in washington i'm going to check on. i worry new video has surfaced on the internet apparently assad rebels cooking up and testing the own chemical weapons and to cut been graphic parts of the video and it's important to mention that their authenticity of the recording has not been verified but a frio it shows not only radicalization rebel ranks but tower followers someone prepared to go in achieving victory at. the moment that you. do rabbits you enemies of allah you see them they were killed by our chemical and biological weapons and he will be like them because you are supporters of. god is great. and a middle east expert made to believe there are any chemical weapons rebels are much more likely to use them against civilians than assad. i don't see that the assad
regime. will likely use the chemical weapons against his people and how however when it comes to the jihadists attacking him. in the last moments you never know what can happen again you have this but it's important to mention a vital issue here there's you have this are even more dangerous if we got these chemical weapons in their head so if you are told that the assad regime may use this chemical weapons of possibility that the jihadist will use it again of their opponents will be much much more that you have this have no problem to be had people alive you deal with people like bin ladin and there are because of al qaida who have no hesitation to use any form of whip around to really control any place. religious believes and ideology. there's a very tasty pine baking away in asia but still
a nice way to confound staff life and later in the program the energy hungry powerhouses india and china are struggling to share our resources with the drones already circling the lucrative. the stunning beauty of reindeer gracefully dancing across the arctic tundra more than just a scenic image it is a way of life for sun traditionally the nets people are nomadic reindeer herders and though in many ways they lead a simple and rustic life they are also highly skilled and organized in their tree. another week and will be preparing for the winter living around more and more response in the summer depending on pastures on the day we found this particular camp they were settled near the coast of the see here four families work together to manage nearly
a thousand reindeer. but they can use almost every single part of the reindeer to help them survive. the deer is a means of transportation. for the. life in the tundra is harsh and so before winter hits many of the children are helicoptered to the center of the. boarding school. students learn different languages utilize modern technology specialized grant programs and even learn arts skills all within a protected the school was founded. a scientist who wanted a better way of life for his people but even with the most progressive ideas in education say they don't want to trade the modern life.
welcome back this is all saved so it will be a. string later today with construction of the undersea pipeline is set to begin as an official ceremony they project as they are trying to undertaken by europe's biggest and the giants and is expected to satisfy a bought and eastern europe appetite for gas. has more now on the multi-billion
euro job. it's been a long time coming but finally the construction of south stream gas pipeline is underway and it's really a crucial moment for russian energy giant gazprom which is the driving force for the some vicious project now the pipeline was designed mainly to diversify russian gas routes to europe bypassing transit countries like ukraine were disagreements resulted in deliveries to customers in western europe being disrupted now this pipeline will transport russian natural gas through the black sea to bulgaria and on to greece its me and austria south stream is a competitor to be in the book of project does the e.u. said time to reduce his dependence on the russian gas however that project and the state of that project is currently uncertain due to falling demand for natural gas in europe and high cost of construction owns fifty percent of the south stream pipeline the rest is put between eight to lead germany and france yet many to
europe question whether this project is even needed the overall cost of construction is somewhere around twenty billion dollars and that makes it one of the most expensive supply systems on earth and many critics believe that that's too much especially in times of the global economic recession but still that skepticism one stop a project which promises choice and security long into the future. and saying a battle for resources as well were the two regional powerhouses china and india needing ever more fuel to feed their growing hunger but as the nation's korbel over the over who gets the biggest lie so that oil and gas cakes they could be the waiting to sneak in and pinched a lot and i know for ports new delhi and beijing are heading for a game of if they don't fund point common ground. as china and india rise
economically their military muscles are growing as well both need energy to keep that kind of growth going and that may be putting the two asian giants on a collision course because of the mess that nationalism the indian government cannot afford to be seem to be weak in dealing with china obviously a higher power with the government. over two hundred billion barrels of oil and large amounts of natural gas that's more than the vast majority of the world's energy rich nations have all hidden under the south china sea china claims most of the territory for itself but india has also managed to get access by buying a stake in a vietnamese gas field shortly after hanoi accuse chinese boat of sandwich dodging exploration india warned it's ready to use force to defend its interests or for me as i said they choose not to lead to a longer term conflict but you know it's inevitable because both
these countries now large ambitions of becoming be local actors and players both china and india have been pumping billions of u.s. dollars into their armies and navies holding drills on a regular basis and beijing has also announced its police will soon start to board and inspect foreign vessels surely the vast oil reserves in the south china sea are just too big of a cash for neither china or india to pass up because i really want the conflict between the two economic power houses says it may be a game that neither can win the two asian giants can't afford any weaknesses and that would make it easier for other countries to take a bite of the vast resources the u.s. has long been increasing its economic and military presence in the region this ng is their west strike to pick this expansion by built in the china in terms of the last. four holes or dead. glass ceiling that the wall is
a military clash. powerhouses. maybe will go to some other players already brewing on the sidelines. and some other world news in brief for you this hour greek youths have clashed with police and as it took to the streets marking the fourth anniversary of a deadly police shooting security officers had to resort to tear gas to disperse the angry more while three people were arrested in two thousand and eight a policeman shot dead a fifteen year old teenager which triggered massive protests and saw the officer jailed for life two years later. palestine is hurting hamas party has invited its rival fatah to its twenty fifth anniversary celebrations in gaza is the first time such an invitation has been made in more than a decade and is being viewed as a sign a warming relations between the parties the last and faster have pledged to bridge their differences following israel's latest military operation which killed over
one hundred eighty. the french diplomatic spat between russia and the uighurs softer the american senate approved a travel ban on certain russian officials accused of human rights violations south it's caused anger and promises of an eye for an eye response from moscow. for port . the diplomatic row was sparked by a provision a controversial provision in u.s. passed legislation that essentially normalizes trade relations between the two countries dubbed as the magnitsky act after moscow attorney who tragically died in two thousand and nine russian custody the legislation seeks to name and shame russian officials allegedly involved in corruption effectively forbids them from traveling to and investing in the united states now this move was met with a furious response here in moscow with the russian foreign ministry saying publicly that it is nothing quote but a vindictive desire to counter russia in world affairs it is quote perplexing and
prosperous to hear human rights complaints from the united states where torture and kidnappings are illegal in the twenty first century they went on to tweet that quote apparently washington has forgotten what year it is and still thinks the cold war is going on the u.s. decision to impose visa and financial sanctions on certain russian citizens is like something out of the theater of the absurd russian foreign minister say to sergey lavrov had said that in response russia will be imposing a similar travel ban against american officials accused of human rights violations now we know that this could have been of course a more joyous day for the two countries done with this gas was tacked on to the repeal of the so-called jackson that a amendment to this has was imposed in the one nine hundred seventy s. and effectively was a result of the cold war but now that russian trade relations are normalized we do have this new diplomatic spat over the magnitsky act now the reaction in europe to
this has been quite mixed we heard from two former british foreign secretaries who have called for a similar ban to be imposed in the u.k. meanwhile the french ambassador here in moscow had said that his country is not going to be following suit with that kind of legislation so again mixed reaction but certainly a lot of fear. and negative feelings between the two former cold war foes the united states and moscow. and you can always read more on the case that's provoked washington's travel ban on aussie dot com up next it's a big mountains show breaking the set a very short break. the legacy no one should be proud keeps of scrap metal littering pristine arctic
landscape building stilton over their foundation pipes spilling black smoke over the snow covered peaks the traces of the soviet industrial activity on the spitzbergen archipelago don't make a pretty picture if the guiding principle here is the worse the better locals like to tell the story that back in soviet times when no regions were visiting barons were they also an express lane when it would be and how prosperous the settlement was well times have obviously a challenge when they saw it lags say it's still attracting new region tourists or barons word i've heard that cons much needed cash that's why when business bad they're ruining our goal is common as was uncovered here a few days ago instead of throwing it away the local administration decided to paint a venue and put it at variance work central square that can do nine hundred eighty s. daryn's work was a burgeoning mining community the soviet union was determined to maintain its own
costs. are located halfway between north america and western europe in archipelago is part of norway but a special status that allows other countries to set up industrial bases here in the middle of the cold war it served as the use of czars westernmost outpost now it's one of the soviet union slask out. preserved relics. is essentially a picture of what would have happened to the soviet union if it was cut off from any financial support for two decades it's a curious site for western tourists and i think it could be even more appealing for russian travelers to keep its presence on spitsbergen russia still maintaining a coal mine here but in terms of profit is far behind local shops so between my bill it is a big hit the defunct are incurred and still helps keep the money flowing. it's all rushing through your words you can put in. your.
local administration is increasingly under pressure to bring the infrastructure up to more than standards these modernization efforts are not very popular with tourists if you come into a very authentic place like. it should stay the way it is that would be my wish i mean that's the part of the let you know authentic tradition here. i should not i would not like to have it in a shiny condition to be honest this time to change even for the better is not always good for business something that even a local band has become attuned to when they try to add morning russian songs to their repertoire the audience called all they wanted to hear it was a song comfortably familiar.
to live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food i should try it because you know how. i mean. i don't. really know. very so personally. it's a little worse for the little things. like that for the. radio guy for a minute. what. we're about to give you never seen anything like this until. a low low low i'm having mark and this is breaking this set so let's talk about obamacare now regardless of your thoughts on this controversial controversial piece
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a little where you are saying anything like. ok guys i want to turn your attention to a recent string of protests in mexico demonstrations at president pinioned yet those inauguration have resulted in sixty nine protesters detained who are facing charges of disturbing the peace a charge that could land them anywhere from five to thirty years in prison a video of the protests show violent demonstrations with people throwing molotov cocktails rocks and even burning down a bus station or also been rumors of a number of fatalities at the hands of mexican police who've been using rubber bullets and directly aiming flash grenades at protesters who are demonstrating against biased media coverage of the general elections as well as the return of president peña those institutional revolutionary party or pre that is oppressively controlled mexico for almost seventy.